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Bulu: African Wonder Dog

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Fans of true dog stories, Jack Russell terriers, and African wildlife will want to check out Bulu!

Born on a crocodile farm in Zambia's untamed South Luangwa Valley, the puppy seemed different from his littermates. Too quiet. Unresponsive. Terriers are usually full of energy and bouncing off walls. But not this one. Nobody wanted him. Enter Anna and Steve Tolan—former police officers who had left behind their life in England to live in the African bush. People thought the Tolans were a bit different, too. The peculiar puppy suited them perfectly. They named him Bulu, or "wild dog" in the local Nyanja language.

Living in the bush, Bulu not only found his voice, he also found his calling as a foster parent to the orphaned baby animals—including warthogs, monkeys, elephants, baboons, bushbucks, and buffalo—cared for by the Tolans. But Bulu's protective nature led him into terrifying situations in the wild. It's a miracle he survived! But survive he did, disarming people with his wacky ways and nurturing once-unwanted creatures like him until they too could be set free. Bulu's story is a joyful confirmation of dogs as unique spirits, capable of love, compassion, and bravery.

Packed with vivid descriptions of encounters with crocodiles, lions, leopards, poisonous snakes, bull elephants, and more—and illustrated throughout with black-and-white photographs—Bulu: African Wonder Dog will leave fans of dog stories begging for more!

Synopsis:

Traces the story of a pair of former police officers who moved to Zambia and adopted a near-feral puppy that survived dangerous situations and eventually came to nurture other animals like itself.

Synopsis:

Dick Houston has spent most of his adult life in Africa as a safari leader, conservationist, writer, and teacher. Born in Ohio, he taught English at schools in the United States, Venezuela, Kenya, and Zambia. As a safari leader, he ran journeys across the Sahara Desert, through the rain forests of central Africa, and in the bush country of eastern and southern Africa. He has written on African topics for Smithsonian, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and Reader's Digest. His commitment to saving Africa's vanishing wildlife led him to help found Elefence International, a nonprofit group dedicated to elephant conservation in Zambia. You can learn more about him and Elefence International at www.elefence.org.

About the Author

Dick Houston has spent most of his adult life in Africa as a safari leader, conservationist, writer, and teacher. Born in Ohio, he taught English at schools in the United States, Venezuela, Kenya, and Zambia. As a safari leader, he ran journeys across the Sahara Desert, through the rain forests of central Africa, and in the bush country of eastern and southern Africa. He has written on African topics for Smithsonian, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and Reader's Digest. His commitment to saving Africa's vanishing wildlife led him to help found Elefence International, a nonprofit group dedicated to elephant conservation in Zambia. You can learn more about him and Elefence International at www.elefence.org.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375893070
Subtitle:
African Wonder Dog
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Author:
Houston, Dick
Author:
Dick Houston
Subject:
Juvenile Nonfiction : Animals - Dogs
Subject:
Dogs - Zambia
Subject:
Wildlife conservation -- Zambia.
Subject:
Dogs - General
Subject:
Animals - Dogs
Subject:
Animals - Animal Welfare
Subject:
Children s Animals-Animal Stories-General
Subject:
Children s Middle Readers-General
Subject:
Children s Nonfiction-Animals
Subject:
Children s Nonfiction-Pets
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20100525
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Grade Level:
4-7
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Age Level:
9-12

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Product details 336 pages Random House Children's Books - English 9780375893070 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Traces the story of a pair of former police officers who moved to Zambia and adopted a near-feral puppy that survived dangerous situations and eventually came to nurture other animals like itself.
"Synopsis" by , Dick Houston has spent most of his adult life in Africa as a safari leader, conservationist, writer, and teacher. Born in Ohio, he taught English at schools in the United States, Venezuela, Kenya, and Zambia. As a safari leader, he ran journeys across the Sahara Desert, through the rain forests of central Africa, and in the bush country of eastern and southern Africa. He has written on African topics for Smithsonian, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and Reader's Digest. His commitment to saving Africa's vanishing wildlife led him to help found Elefence International, a nonprofit group dedicated to elephant conservation in Zambia. You can learn more about him and Elefence International at www.elefence.org.
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